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Here’s the Entire Tokyo 2020: Opening Ceremony Video Game Music Tracklist

The Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony has reminded the world of many iconic songs from video games including Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Sonic the Hedgehog, and many others.

The Greek athletes entered the stadium first, accompanied by Roto's theme from the Dragon Quest series. Meanwhile, the songs from Final Fantasy would probably be the most familiar to the Westerners. While fans rejoiced about the amount of legendary video game songs that made it to the opening ceremony, many couldn't help but wonder about the absence of the iconic songs from Nintendo's games like Mario Bros., Pokemon, and The Legend of Zelda - though perhaps it may just be copyright issues and nothing more.

For those who missed it (or want to relive it), here’s a full list of the video game songs played at the opening ceremony, in order:

  1. Dragon Quest: Roto’s theme

  2. Final Fantasy: Victory Fanfare

  3. Tales of Series: Sorey’s Theme - The Shepherd

  4. Monster Hunter: Proof of Hero

  5. Kingdom Hearts: Olympus Coliseum

  6. Chrono Trigger: Frog’s Theme

  7. Ace Combat: First Flight

  8. Tales of Series: Royal Capital Majestic Grandeur

  9. Monster Hunter: Wind of Departure

  10. Chrono Trigger: Robo’s Theme

  11. Sonic the Hedgehog: Star Light Zone

  12. Winning Eleven (Pro Evolution Soccer): eFootball Walk-on Theme

  13. Final Fantasy: Main Theme

  14. Phantasy Star Universe: Guardians

  15. Kingdom Hearts: Hero’s Fanfare

  16. Gradius: 01 ACT 1-1

  17. NieR: Song of the Ancients

  18. SaGa series: Saga Series Medley 2016

  19. Soulcalibur: The Brave New Stage of History


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